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Square Peg In a Round Hole? Read This!

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Most of us are in wrong places in our lives; wrong jobs, wrong careers, wrong courses of study, wrong businesses, wrong churches, wrong neighbourhoods, wrong marriages/relationships. I mean you thought you have found it, only to discover you are a square peg in a round hole.

Maybe you are in that job, business, relationship, school etc because of circumstances or maybe it was your parent’s fault, who decided to train you in the way they ought to go instead of the way you should go. But whatever is the reason why you are in the wrong place in life, the result is always the same – struggles, unhappiness, and ultimately failure.

Every one of us is created with some unique gifts that match a particular field, to be in a certain kind of relationship and if you are out of your place, you may end up struggling all through life. So if you know within you that you don’t fit in where you are, have the courage to move out and head towards your right place. I know you may have invested time, money, and energy but truth is, it is better now. Continue reading Square Peg In a Round Hole? Read This!

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So Much Wastages

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There was a time when kids wanted to become Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, Scientists, Pilots etc because of the needs and services those professionals render. Today almost every Nigerian kid and youth wants to be a politician to either run for office or take up an appointment. Not even the oil companies and other high paying professions are an attraction anymore.

Every day I see a lot of talented young people wasting their lives and gifts in the name of becoming a politician, becoming a follower of someone who doesn’t have the kind of talents and gifts these young folks have. The reasons we give for wasting our lives are simply excuses.

Some people believe incorrectly that to be great in life one must hold a political office or do something that has a direct profound impact on the history of the world. But I think this isn’t true because there are many great people out there who are unknown to most of the world. You have the ability to be great in your sphere of influence but you have to have perseverance, you have to study (read books, listen to audios and attend trainings) and have eternal desire because you become what you think about most of the time. Continue reading So Much Wastages

Learn to Live Until You are Dead

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“Lord make me live until I am dead.” What a powerful prayer every one of us ought to be praying, considering that most of us are dead even though we are still breathing. Some of us are just going through live without growing along with it. Take a look at your life, are you growing or just going along in life? If in the last week or months you haven’t read a book or learnt anything you aren’t growing my friend…you have simply enrolled into the class of people who are just going along in life.

Some of us have been left behind in the trends of our industries and career. While the world has advanced in technology, we are still operating the way our professors taught us in school years back in college, yet we claim to be aspiring for success.

A passage in the Bible talks about people of the tribe of Issachar, and how they understood the times, they were in and were always ahead of the other tribes in Israel. In today’s world if we want to live our greatest lives, we must be like the Issachar generation. We must always be ahead or in step with the trends as regards knowledge and information. Don’t be dead while your still alive. Seek to learn. Continue reading Learn to Live Until You are Dead

Find The Right Path

“Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.” – Proverbs 4:26

In most cities, you discover that different routes could lead you to your destination. But not all of them are favourable. Some of them are longer; some have more traffic congestion than others.

So it is with our journey towards our goals and success. So many paths can lead you to success, but not all of them are good. That is why it is important to ponder the path of your feet. Look where you are stepping. If you fail to watch where you are stepping, you may end up some where you never intended to go.

Always seek for the right path, no matter how long that path may be; filled with challenges, setbacks, obstacles, delays, failures and pains. Often when we are faced with these difficulties in our journey towards greatness, some of us are tempted to seek the easy route, “the shortcut”. We forget that “pain and adversity are powerful vehicles to promote personal growth.” And nothing helps us learn, grow and evolve more quickly like facing difficulties in life.

If we desire true greatness, we must avoid shortcuts. They may appear credible and present us with many opportunities, but often in the end, they are dangerous, and many times serve only to get us off track, lost and frustrated. “Taking the easy and lazy way out is discounting God’s investment in you.”

If you are in a point where you are confused as to which path to take, and you are unsure of your heading, you can look inside you, pray to God for direction. He promised us in His word saying: “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’ Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”

There Is A Place you Are Supposed To Be

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

– Matthew 13:3-8

Where we are determines what grows within us. Our weaknesses and strengths require a specific climate.
Folks you cannot be working on the wrong job, for the wrong boss, doing the wrong things for 40 hours a week and expect to have success. Everyone who has succeeded was doing the right things and had to be in the right location. Geography makes a lot of difference in life and relationships.

“God will not bless you just anywhere you go. God will bless you however, if you are willing to go anywhere in order to obey and please Him!” Just like in the parable of the Sower quoted above, where we are determines what grows within us – weeds or flowers, success or failure, strength or weakness.

Where we are also determines who we know. If you want success then you have to get to where successful people are. You can’t achieve success when you hang around lazy and uninspiring people. Whether it’s in our business, work, life or relationships we need to be in the right place with the right people. So go out there and make yourself seen!

This week go where you are celebrated instead of where you are tolerated. “Seek to be where God wants you to be hourly, daily, weekly. Become more conscious of where you are, where you work and for whom you work.”

There is place you are supposed to be. Get there!

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The Power Of No

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‘NO’ is a very powerful word, yet we often find it hard to say no to everybody’s request. Personally I have struggled with this. I find myself saying yes to things I should be saying no to. I am sure you too have had a time too when you should say no, but ended up saying yes.

Why do we find it so difficult to say no to everybody’s request, even when saying yes to someone else often means saying no to a better relationship, a healthier body, and a more successful life.
What are we afraid of when we say no? Successful people say no all the time – to projects, to crazy deadlines, to questionable priorities, and to other people’s crisis. In fact they view the decision to say no as equally acceptable as the decision to say yes.

Saying no can help us get what we want, in unfulfilling relationships, businesses, careers etc. yet many of us wouldn’t say it, we would rather be tactful, opting for phrases like, “I don’t know”, “maybe later”, “I will call you later”, “I will call you”, or I need some time. Folks few people can get angry at you for making and standing on the commitment of saying no when it conflicts with your priorities and values. In fact they will come to respect you for your strength and commitment.Make that commitment today, to say NO to whatever isn’t working for you – in your relationships, career, business, health, dreams etc. When you do this you will discover in the process that your life would be more fulfilled.

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